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The evolutionary relationships ofCephalaspidea S.L. (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia): a phylogenetic analysis

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Date Issued:
1996
Title: The evolutionary relationships ofCephalaspidea S.L. (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia): a phylogenetic analysis.
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Name(s): Mikkelsen, Paula M.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 1996
Publisher: Institute of Malacology
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 69 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007416 (IID)
Note(s): Cephalaspid opisthobranchs, or “bubble-shells,” comprise a diverse group of snails commonly considered “transitional” between prosobranchs and “higher gastropods.” Comparative morphological investigations at gross, light, and scanning electron microscopic levels, involving 20 taxa of cephalaspids and related shelled opisthobranchs in 16 genera, produced a data matrix of 47 new and modified-traditional characters. The results present the first phylogenetic hypothesis for shelled opisthobranchs generated using parsimony-based cladistics methods.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 1104
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Mikkelsen, P. M. (1996). The evolutionary relationships of Cephalaspidea S.L. (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia): a phylogenetic analysis. Malacologia, 37(2), 375- 442.
Subject(s): Cephalaspidea
Gastropoda
Opisthobranchia
Phylogeny
Cladistic analysis
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Host Institution: FAU